Narendra Damodardas Modi became the 14th and the current Prime Minister of India, after an impressive stint as the Chief Minister of Gujarat from 2001 to 2014. He belongs to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), and is also a member of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS)
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Among the most successful Asians and self-made industrialists who rule the business-world, Robert Kuok, the Malaysian billionaire, is
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“Through hard work & an unwavering spirit of an entrepreneur, Riady grew the company into one of Asia’s leading diversified conglomerates and also transformed Indonesia’s banking landscape”
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Renowned as the father of modern financial derivatives in India, and distinguished as one of the founders
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Born to a Bengali family in the city of Kolkata, she had spend most of her childhood in Bhilai as her father, Prodyut Kumar Mukherjee worked at Bhilai Steel Plant. Her mother Kalyani Mukherjee was a homeopathy consultant in Bokaro.
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A life committed to illuminate 100s of others by spreading the light of education, performing selfless acts, providing exemplary leadership and following ethical business practices- these words aptly sum up the persona of Mr. Hari Mohan Gupta, Chairman of the prestigious Jagran Social Welfare Societ
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Rising from a humble background to a position where the whole world gets inspiration from your exceptional success story is one of the biggest achievements a person can accomplish in his life. Mr. Lakshmi Mittal created a similar career story, and is now helming the world’s largest steelmaking com
Prior to CEAT, Mr. Goenka was with KEC International, where he led functions such as supply chain, manufacturing, planning and quality. Mr. Goenka has also worked in MNCs of the likes of Hindustan Unilever Limited, Accenture and Morgan Stanley.
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In a society so accomplished at producing leaders across genres, education excels in grooming the charismatic personality of each one of them.
Dr. Aseem Chauhan is the bagpiper who has transformed the educational wavelength of India to have variety of knowledge that one encounters on a daily basi
After the highs of 2014, when Xiaomi entered India through massively hyped online flash sales, it was Manu Kumar Jain to have helped the Chinese smartphone maker settle down. The Indian entry of the smartphone giant seemed to be a blockbuster success going by the staggering demand its devices have g
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After studying Mechanical Engineering from Nicosia, Cyprus and then utilizing his 10 years of protracted experience, Mr. Ghasemi has been actively involved in the field as an advisor, real estate consultant, sales director, board member and a board advisor.
After completing his education, Mr. Gha
Encapsulating the aura of sheer grit and undying spirit of empowerment, Chandrani Prasad perfectly stands like an epitome of the power that women have in their hearts. Today, this fearless champion is soaring high in the sky of success with her own law firm – C&V Associates
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Dr. Mustafa is Chairman & Managing Director of Raj Group of Companies of Dubai, UAE, Partner in RTS Global, Director in Freehold Mediation & Information, Dubai, Chairman of Sell Force International LLC, ATM Consultants in Dubai & Sarrahraj Enterprise Pvt Ltd in India. He has done Masters in Emotiona
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Change begins with us,” weaving his thoughts into these words, Mr. Bhavdeep Singh follows his own league to transform the society. According to him, one should first carve one’s own path to lead others towards a constructive path.
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The man of a vision and a constructor of beautiful realities, Y. Rajeev Reddy is certainly the pole star in the constellation of real estate developers of India. Rooted to the soil of values and grown into the branches of unmatched perfection, Y. Rajeev Reddy’s journey to the zenith of success is
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In this competitive era of image building, where pe
The above-mentioned win by Saverin at the age of 13 is so stunning that even the International Chess Magazine (ICM) mentioned Saverin’s win in one of its articles. Today, this innocent boy is best known as the Co-founder of Facebook. He is also one of the richest persons in the world at a net wort
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Fighting all odds and never letting the adversities diminish his unmatched optimism, the strong-willed Chairman and CEO of GATES PCM Construction Ltd., Dato Sri Krishna, not only established himself as a successful entrepreneur but also transformed himself into an inspirational icon in Singapore.
In today’s era of unrestrained commercialization of healthcare services, Dr. Minnie Bodhanwala is a noble soul whose philanthropic & charitable endeavors have helped save precious lives, & have restored the confidence of common man in the virtuous profession of doctors.
As the CEO of two charit
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An efficacious entrepreneur, fearless leader, and a promising busin
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A keen sense of discipline, professionalism
Dr. N. M. Veeraiyan is a brilliant intellectual and academician – a name to be reckoned with in the Education Sector of India. A visionary, he established Saveetha Medical & Educational Trust in 1986, to bloom it into a full-fledged university.
Today, as Chancellor of the prestigious Saveetha U
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Human body is engineered in the most splendid manner by God. Th
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Leaders think and talk about the solutions; e
With a determined goal in her mind and an unflinching desire to achieve that aim, Dr. Manika Khanna has revolutionized the healthcare sector through her exemplary work in Assisted Reproduction. This young and passionate infertility specialist and laparoscopic surgeon established Gaudium IVF & Gynae
Intro: Raghuvinder Kataria, or as he is fondly called – Raghu, did what majority of people sadly do not do: he observed, learnt and acted. Though he didn’t reach the sky overnight, today he is a legendary star in the UAE’s business sky
Text: In his journey of 67 years from Uganda to the UAE
Intro: Breathing its last, it wanted to take wings again. But the ailing creature had been devoid of any spirit. With half-closed eyes, it dreamt of a knight in shining armour making a vehement effort to bring it back to life
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Intro- Having a unique understanding of the business of education worldwide, David Edwards has a special ability to review the requirements of stakeholders that can translate into strong commercial success of an institution. His inimitable leadership style has taken GEMS World Academy to new heights
A soul with action, expression and inspiration, a personality imbued with intellect and a heart of gold, Arif Iqbal Sheikh - Arif - as we all fondly know and call - brings to the table a lot more than just business ethics with his amiable being. Mr. Sheikh keeps on spreading happiness all around him
Following the success mantra of Umesh Modi Group which states that, “Achieve the benchmarked, then set your own standards and surpass them too”, Mr. Umesh K. Modi is undoubtedly making headway in the business world of the Indian Subcontinent. It is his effervescent personality that is the guidin
As true achiever, Mr. Malhotra’s personality not only carves a strong impression on one’s mind but also sparks an inspiration to achieve the dreams through a constant confidence and strong will-power. He believes that life is an uphill battle and one can emerge as a winner only if he/she has a c
Deemed with an experience of more than 30 years in the industry, Mr. Nitin Shah’s vision includes remaining a front-runner in the digital economy space and enabling the on-going lifestyle changes onto a unified digital platform. As a business leader, he has always looked out for the next big chall
A pragmatic approach and affluent nature, Umang Jindal, the Director of Homeland Group is like a trailblazer who is setting new standards for the business world. He has an aim to create exceptional landmarks to change the geographical outlook of the country
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THE INVINCIBLE ENTREPRENEUR
From India’s richest woman to the leading lady in style, Nita Ambani breaks to turtle conservationists’ perception of Indians towards woman power play. She has proved that more than any sophisticated ornament; it is the beautiful soul that keeps the charming personal
SPEARHEADING THE NEXTT ERA
A Business tycoon, a humanitarian and a scholar, Mr. Arun Agarwal’s personality has all the elements that make him an exceptional leader. Embarked on the way to a rising success chart, this CEO of Nextt, the largest bedding company in North America is marking touchstone
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He was 28 years old then, and had been working f
Sunil Kumar Agarwal is one of the promoter directors of Kamdhenu Ispat Ltd. He is a man of many abilities. He is a skilled engineer, an astute leader, a capable administrator and a true team man, who is taking the company to new heights of success and glory
Endowed with a superlative marketing fl
Pearl of UAE
The Al Ghurair family is quite famous in the UAE since the early days of the 20th century, as family members, mainly Ahmad Al Ghurair and his son Saif, were involved in pearl diving and its trading. With the gradual accumulation of capital, the Al Ghurair Group was established by Ahm
The Fortune Spinner
When Anil Dhirubhai Ambani inherited business from his father in 2002, he was quite confident of turning it into a billion dollar conglomerate. An avid marathoner, Anil Ambani has paced his career too well. For Reliance Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group (ADAG), being a giant in the
A keen entrepreneur, endowed with an unfailing sense of business acumen, an enthusiastic humble leader, committed to the task of building a strong organization, and a truly humane person, guided by steadfast ethical values, Dr. Ram Buxani, 74 a resident of Dubai for more than 56 years is a familiar
WHEN MAJID AL FUTTAIM STARTED HIS BUSINESS JOURNEY IN 1992, NOTHING WAS ACCIDENTAL; HIS VISION WAS INCALCULABLE AND HE BELIEVED IT WAS ENOUGH TO TRANSFORM THE MIDDLE EAST INTO THE WORLD’S DESTINATION FOR SHOPPING, RETAILING AND LEISURE
His is an extraordinary story of triumph, where he spearhea